Illegal Immigration, Trade Barriers and Trade Relations Discussed
We are seeing many countries whose economies, and all they have built in the last ten years through trade with more wealthy nations, get hurt as even newer entrants come into the market on price. Meanwhile many of our trade partners are mad at us as we turn to protectionism especially a few years ago with steel import taxes, import taxes on lumber, and disallowing fruit and other commodities from South America. We have some countries mad at us like France, who can never be satisfied and third world countries, which say if you do not buy our stuff give us free money?
There are hundreds of examples we have been through and articles in The Economist, World trade, HBR, Forbes, Fortune Business Week and Foreign Affairs that I could cite, but for wanting of more time to move onto other important topics, just believe me.
Meanwhile the border has opened up to Mexican trucks to bring in goods faster and cheaper. Also with the drought in Northern Central Mexico water has been a tough issue (many are conserving to survive) and that coupled with job losses we are seeing more seeking a better life in the US. Many are calling for a complete reform of immigration policy;
However on the other side we are finding increased productivity from these groups of illegal aliens. We are also finding extreme entrepreneurship from these people and the SBA has made a web site in Spanish to stimulate growth in small business and thus jobs for all Americans. I would like everyone to know the significant problems associated with third world countries failing economies on the furthering and betterment of the human race. It affects us too and very much affects our nations monetary outflows and thus our economy as well. Think on this in 2006.